President’s Day Art

George Washington wigs–during our Presidents day celebration- we make wigs You will need: lunch-size paper bags packing peanuts (S shaped) cut out the side panel of paper bag, glue packing peanuts in rows on front and back panels. When dry they can wear them.

When talking about Lincoln, gather many sticks from outside and let the children glue them onto paper to make log cabins. The kids can get very creative with this. They can add saran wrap for windows or any other decorations.

Clean and dry milk cartons from school lunchroom. Staple top back together to form a peak for your cabin. Next cover all four sides with light brown construction paper using white school glue. Cut out two triangles to cover areas inset in the roof. Cut out a door and draw a square on another side. Glue small stick pretzels on all four sides. Glue a shiny penny with Lincoln facing out in the window square. Leave cut out door open. Don’t cut door completely out. Measure to cut out a rectangle for the roof. You may glue it or staple the roof on and even add a chimney if you like. My kindergarten class loved this as did the rest of the school staff.

A simple and fun President’s Day activity is to do rubbings of the face sides of coins by placing paper over the coin and rubbing it with a crayon.